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Old 05-06-2019, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I don't have "a side" but I admire politicans and political figures from all sides.

Bernie Sanders: He is saying what people actually want. People do want socialism until we figure out who pays for it. I use to work for Disney and am normally fair to them but what he said about the profits from Avengers: Endgame is right. People complain that it should pay for future productions but those that say that forget we had Captain Marvel do well and have favorable projections for Aladdin, Toy Story 4, Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony will get most of it, but Disney will get a cut), The Lion King, Frozen 2 and even Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (even if The Last Jedi killed a good amount of goodwill with fans.) Yeah, Endgame money isn't enough to give better wages to theme park employees that get paid only enough for bus fare (and mind you the theme parks are getting a HUGE investment with many new attractions and lands including Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Bill Weld: I didn't hear much of him until he ran as the Vice-President of the Libertarian Party ticket. I happened to like him and would have voted Libertarian if he was running as the President and Gary Johnson was his VP. Weld is running for Republican and I'm debating going from Independent to Republican to vote him over Trump.

John Kaisch: I'm not fond of his abortion views, but I love how outspoken he has been about the Republican Party. He is a principled Rockefeller, something we miss today.

John McCain (RIP): John is the first President I was able to vote for and would glady do it again. I didn't vote for him for his last Senate campaign due to him being in Senate longer than I was alive. It was merely principled rather than policy wise. He did right by me by voting for healthcare in this last term. He also stood firm against pork-barrels.

Kirsten Sinema: I very much respect my current Senator from Arizona. She may not be a liberal, but she tries to work across the aisle and represents ALL of Arizona, not just one party like McSally has. Also she never stooped so low to attack McSally on her looks or what she wore.

Mitt Romney: I again voted for him. Romney is another Rockefeller. I happen to like his stances. Plus he stood up to Trump in someways. I'm sorry but a party needs to hold principals and not always fall in-line.

Theodore Roosevelt (RIP): Maybe because I grew up on Long Island not far from his adult-life home. Maybe because I was a part of Theodore Roosevelt Council as a Boy Scout (a program he brought to America). Maybe it was because he was progressive despite being a Republican. He was for worker's rights, people's right and conservation. Try getting many republicans to ask for that today.

 
Old 05-06-2019, 09:26 PM
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Location: Bran's tree
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Ann Coulter. In a world where most people are fake, I admire how blunt and real she is.
 
Old 05-06-2019, 09:33 PM
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:35 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I always admired Colin Powell.

I respect Mitt Romney.

Two level headed people, honest, principled, decent. Unlike the rest on both sides, I don't think they can be bought.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:50 PM
 
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Ken Griffin (I admire quite a few libertarian CEOs, maybe because they are socially liberal and I agree with their stances on immigration, sometimes on markets, has similar interests in coding, stats, and economics)
Charlie Baker (a sane Republican)
Karl Marx (wrong on so many things, but also right on a lot of important parts of the human experience)
 
Old 05-06-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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Jessica Tarlov.

She wrong about everything but she is a good loser and has a nice quality about her. Its a job and being a loser everyday isn't easy.
 
Old 05-06-2019, 09:59 PM
 
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John McCain for his sacrifice for the country and also for deciding in his last months to take a stand and put country over party.
He was on your side all along.
 
Old 05-06-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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For me I admire Sanders for some of his economic stances,Tulsi Gabbard for her foreign policy stances and Ilhan Omar for her refusal to back down when it comes to criticizing Israel and its policies towards Palestine. I would never vote for any of them but I do like certain things about them and respect them for the stances they have taken. What about you?
So you are an anti-Semite. Thanks for letting us all know that!
 
Old 05-06-2019, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Ken Griffin (I admire quite a few libertarian CEOs, maybe because they are socially liberal and I agree with their stances on immigration, sometimes on markets, has similar interests in coding, stats, and economics)
Charlie Baker (a sane Republican)
Karl Marx (wrong on so many things, but also right on a lot of important parts of the human experience)
Man, strange that you mention the name "Ken Griffin"
As I am reading post on this forum,(and replying to your's) I am listening to music done by Ken Griffin.
I'll bet you, and most people didn't know there was another Ken Griffin.
He was famous for playing the organ.
He was popular in the 40's and 50's.
Listening to him, I admired his style of playing.
Because of his music, I bought a Kimball, and taught myself to play it.
One of my favorite pastimes.

I know nothing about "today's" Ken Griffin.
Matter of fact Didn't know there was another one in the public eye.


Bob.
 
Old 05-06-2019, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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He was on your side all along.
He was one of the very few R's in the last generation who occasionally rented a pair of balls long enough to vote for the Constitution over his party. Not surprised that none of you are capable of understanding that.

Which is why my answer to the OP's question is "zero". There is not a single living Republican that I admire or respect in any way. There are a few who every now and then, aren't quite as despicable as the rest of the bastards, like McCain for example - but still, I hate 'em all. You might as well ask me who was my favorite member of the Manson family, or my favorite Nazi.
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